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Poster: jeffzkrazie Date: Feb 19, 2011 7:52pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

So theres no way of video-cellar to tell whether those movies are PD or not?

So all I gotta do is look at the beginning credits and ending credits on finding out whether or not they're pd..... Do they just say Copyright or is it in some form of sentence lol. Sorry if I sound confusing, imma start going through them to find out.

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Feb 19, 2011 8:11pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

Someone has to determine whether they have valid copyright notices.

As bill said, a valid notice must have 3 things:

1. The word "Copyright" or the copyright symbol. A C within parentheses like this (C) is NOT acceptable.

2. The year (can be Roman numerals or modern).

3. The name of the holder of the copyright.

If one of these is lacking, the film is p.d. unless it was released in 1978 or later and it was registered within 5 years.

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Poster: jeffzkrazie Date: Feb 19, 2011 9:29pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

Well okay, heres the thing, and I need your opinion on this. Okay for example, I bought a 12-DVD Collection of Blaxploitation films right? The thing is TWO of those movies that are in that collection are already on this site --- "Black Fist" and "The Guy From Harlem" I've further researched this collection on Google and some of the results have come up through other Message Forums on the internet and some of the people who've posted on these threads have indeed said that they are public domain prints and what not.